Henley Dragons Storm Back into a New Season of Racing

After months of indoor confinement with the Thames stubbornly on ‘red boards’ almost all winter (meaning the flow is too fast for training to be safe), the Henley Dragons are finally back on the water and letting everyone know about it!

The town’s Dragon Boat and Outrigger Canoe team had their first race of the season last weekend – a 7km slog up the river and back in Wraysbury. They powered in – in first place, over 2 minutes ahead of the second fastest crew. This weekend saw their outrigger canoe crew bring back a stash of medals from the National Sprint Championships held at Eton Dorney. The mixed crew claimed gold in both the 500 and 1000m. The men earnt themselves a couple of bronzes and Henley women added two more golds and a silver.

And it wasn’t just in the UK. The dragons wander far and wide with two members of the club making it all the way to Venice to paddle in the spectacular 33km ‘Vogolonga’ river marathon.

With four newly trained coaches, the dragons are raring to go and very much welcoming new members so if you fancy giving it a go – get in touch! henleydragons@outlook.com

3 comments
  1. James Blake says:

    What a great article, good seeing another sport on the river. How do you give it a go as I’d like to try?

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  2. James Blake says:

    ah yes, so there is. I’ve emailed them and going to give it a go next week and taking my son as not many sports we can try together. thank you

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